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Very hard puzzle from one of my games


  • 13 months ago · Quote · #2

    -Maximus-

    Could you post what type of tactic is used?

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #3

    falcogrine

    Qa5 looks promising. Right idea or bad idea?

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #4

    -Maximus-

    No, if Qa5, then Ra6 and white will promote.

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #6

    -Maximus-

    There's no perpetual check…

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #7

    falcogrine

    After Nf1 or b1, I was thinking Qe1 and promote my own pawn. Material should equal out at the end for all the branches I calculated.

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #8

    falcogrine

    I didn't use a computer for this, there might be a flaw, but I don't think white can promote and win.
  • 13 months ago · Quote · #9

    zorba_ca

    I agree with your calculations, falcongrine.  If white should promote, Rxa8 and white plays Qxa8 and gets a check and black plays Kh7, but now the black queen is protecting e4 so white cannot do much better.  If white takes the black bishop (Qxa3) then black promotes and has 2 queens on the 1st row

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #10

    -Maximus-

    I looked it up with an engine, and although Qa5 is the best move for black, the position is winning for white. The correct response for white is Rc2, but the position may be drawn if white promotes.

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #12

    -Maximus-

    Uhhh... I used chess.com's iOs engine. [awkward embarrased laugh]

    P.S. Can you post the PGN for the game please?

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #13

    Mackzchess

    i was watching this game, but the position was too complicated that i left without watching it


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